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09:00 AM on 02/13/13
Jake Jenkins
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This is really well written though. I think you've come a long way since we started writing together in the summer.

Thanks man. The first review I ever wrote for music was that killer mike review I did for MCMG, which was like a month before we started sanctuary. Crazy to think of the ground I've covered in 8 months
09:17 AM on 02/13/13
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absolutePUNK..........
09:41 AM on 02/13/13
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Another staffer can correct me if I'm wrong on this, but there's a general trend on the site to move away from that in reviews as part of the new system (i.e. consistent /10 scoring system). Is a RIYL really necessary when you can easily go listen to something on spotify or youtube and see for yourself in a matter of seconds what the album sounds like?

I don't understand why an RIYL is necessary. If the review really makes you interested, seek out a track instead of needing to be force fed everything.

That's fair. I just like having a RIYL in them to see what the author likes to compare them too, and to see if I agree with them on their comparisons. Also, I feel like a lot of reviews on Absolute Punk already have RIYL's in them, so I like the consistency in having them.
09:49 AM on 02/13/13
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Not to mention, if there's an artist that Jake compares him too that I also haven't heard of in the RIYL, I can check them out too.
09:55 AM on 02/13/13
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Not to mention, if there's an artist that Jake compares him too that I also haven't heard of in the RIYL, I can check them out too.
I definitely see what you're saying and know what you're getting at. I do make a few comparisons within the review, and forcing myself to come up with a list of people that sound like this artist is just hard for me to do
10:17 AM on 02/13/13
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Haven't heard this yet but I agree with this review from what I've heard in the past. He's a pretty underwhelming artist as a whole, but has a few good songs and some potential. I'll check this out at some point, but I don't think MMG is a good fit for him personally.
10:22 AM on 02/13/13
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11:13 AM on 02/13/13
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dudes name is too much like aesop rock
11:15 AM on 02/13/13
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dudes name is too much like aesop rock

Is this a joke?
11:16 AM on 02/13/13
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Yeah, pretty sure he was referencing an idiot who wandered into an A$AP Rocky news post about a month ago
11:25 AM on 02/13/13
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He is on this site way too much if he can make that joke and think people will know what he's referencing
11:26 AM on 02/13/13
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In other news, good review Jake. I'm not usually a big fan of the Maybach releases so I'm not to sure I'll be checking this out.
11:45 AM on 02/13/13
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I definitely see what you're saying and know what you're getting at. I do make a few comparisons within the review, and forcing myself to come up with a list of people that sound like this artist is just hard for me to do
Agreed, I struggled to come up with RIYLs for the few I've written
11:47 AM on 02/13/13
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Agreed, I struggled to come up with RIYLs for the few I've written
It's a bit of a double edged sword; it can help people determine whether or not they should check out the artist to begin with, but it can also give people the wrong idea of what an artist sounds like since everyone's going to be able to draw different comparisons. Which is why I would rather not do it.
12:08 PM on 02/13/13
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good job jake :)

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